Portable Osteometric device
Overview of technology
Mississippi State researchers have proposed the creation of a new device for measuring anthropometric data from skeletal material, in particular; bone length. It is made through 3D printing and uses laser sensors with time of flight to measure distance. Time of Flight technology is a method for measuring distance by determining the time it takes for photons to travel between a sensor and an object.
Background on technology
Osteometric data gives biological antropologists, human osteologists, bioarchaeologists and forensic anthropologists the means to estimate sex and maximum living stature as well as quantifying differences in growth and development eg. long bone metrics.
The osteometric board is one of the primary devices used for recording anthropometric data from human skeletal muscle such as long bone length. This board still remains untouched since its original 19th century design which is bulky, inconvenient to transport and expensive relative to other osteometric data collection equipment.
Description of Technology
This invention is a new device called the Portable Osteometric Device for measuring anthropometric data from human skeletal material, specifically bone length. This device is made through 3D printing and uses laser sensors with time-of-flight technology to measure distance.
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